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Steve Townsend

Position: Director

Management Team

Steve qualified as an Architect in 2012, became an Associate Director in 2017 and was promoted to Director in 2020.

He has led commercial schemes in many of Birmingham’s most prestigious office addresses such as Colmore Row and St Philip’s Square. He is currently leading the redevelopment of 10 Brindleyplace which will see the creation of Birmingham’s largest floorplate and one of the city’s most high-spec offices. His wider portfolio includes projects in the residential sector and he has worked on a number of award-winning schemes such as the Michael Baker Boathouse at the King’s School Worcester and 10 Woodcock Street for Birmingham City Council.

Steve is an active contributor to the practice’s marketing activities and was responsible for founding the popular Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces initiative, in association with RIBA and the Birmingham Post. Outside the practice Steve is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI)’s Young Leaders committee and is Deputy Chair of the British Council for Offices NextGen Midlands committee. He is a previous recipient of the BCO’s Rising Star Award.

Current and Recent Projects

10 Brindleyplace, Birmingham: Refurbishment of commercial offices aiming for BREEAM Excellent, Fitwel and a high WiredScore

1 Colmore Row, Birmingham: £1.2m refurbishment and extension to commercial office space on Birmingham’s prestigious Colmore Row

10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham: BCO National Award winning (including the prestigious Test of Time Award) new flagship office delivering best practice in workplace design and sustainability

19 Cornwall Street, Birmingham: Refurbishment of 12,000sq.ft 1990s office building to net zero carbon standards

6 East Parade, Leeds: Facade replacement and full internal refurbishment of a 1980s office building in Leeds city centre into Grade A accommodation, improving energy efficiency by 80%

Platform 21, Birmingham: Repositioning it within the Birmingham office market, this comprehensive £12.7m project saw the bold reimagining of one of the city’s most well-known high street office spaces, which has been entirely pre-let to a governmental organisation

4 St Philip’s Square, Birmingham: Highly successful ambitious reinvention of an attractive late Victorian building, occupying a prime location in Birmingham’s business district

The West Bromwich Building Society Headquarters, West Bromwich: 6,500sq.m high- specification new build office accommodation to provide a new headquarters for The West Brom over five levels, with open-plan floorplates set around a central atrium, £15m